This essential resource provides key background information and recommendations for themes critical to healthy child development along with well-child supervision standards for 31 age-based visits—from Newborn through 21 Years.
What’s in the Bright Futures Guidelines, Fourth Edition?
Twelve health promotion themes addressing
· lifelong health for families and communities NEW
· family support
· health for children and youth with special health care needs NEW
· healthy development
· mental health
· healthy weight
· healthy nutrition
· physical activity
· oral health
· healthy adolescent development
· healthy and safe use of social media NEW
· safety and injury prevention
31 age-based health supervision visits—Newborn to 21 Years
All the information and guidance that’s needed to give children optimal health outcomes
-Surveillance of Development
-Review of Systems
-Observation of Parent-Child Interaction
What’s NEW in the 4th Edition?
·Builds upon previous editions with new and updated content that reflects the latest research.
·Incorporates evidence-driven recommendations.
·Includes three new health promotion themes:
-Promoting Lifelong Health for Families and Communities
-Promoting Health for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
-Promoting the Healthy and Safe Use of Social Media
·Includes new screen time recommendations
·Provides greater focus on lifelong physical and mental health
-Weaves social determinants of health throughout the Visits, allowing health care professionals to consider social factors like food insecurity, ...